A state of the art dairy farm with sea views
Lot 1 Astridge Farm & two dwellings. Guide Price £2.5m
Astridge Farm is located in south Pembrokeshire on a most attractive part of the West Wales coast with views of Tenby Spire and Caldey Island beyond. The farm totals about 268 acres (stms). The farm was milking approximately 400+ cows at any one time but the modern rotary parlour and facilities have the ability to handle considerably more with added accommodation. The land is within a ring fence and is well tracked and fenced into grazing paddocks/silage fields. On the fringes of the farm there are some banks which are grazed above the wooded valley, which provide the basis for the shoot. The land is of the Neath and Brickfield 2 Series which are well drained fine loamy soils over rock and slowly permeable fine loamy soils. According to the Soil Survey of England and Wales both are well suited to dairying and some cereals.
The modern parlour was completed in July 2005. It combines the capacity to milk over 250 cows per hour with the technology to monitor individual animals very closely. The milking is on a 50 point rotary parlour with auto ID system via electronic ear tags. Two drafting crates, automatic cluster removal, back flush, retention bar and individual automatic teat sprayers at each unit, all of which make milking a one man job. A flood wash system of the collecting yard, handling race and feed and cubicle passages make it easy to clean. The feeding regime is by in-parlour feeders and 16 out of parlour cake feeders with semi TMR fed at the barriers. High soil fertility indexes are maintained by the manure produced on the holding. At present staffing comprises the vendors together with 1 full time member of staff as the vendors have retired and the herd was sold in March.
Lot 2. Farmhouse and barns with planning permission for 3 residential dwellings, set in about 2 acres (stms). Guide Price £1m.
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A rare opportunity to acquire a modern dairy farm set in a superb coastal location.Daniel Rees